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The Home for Little Wanderers Campus Director-Walpole, MA-Bonus Eligible in Walpole, Massachusetts


This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus!

The Home for Little Wanderers' is seeking a Campus Director for their location in Walpole, MA. The Home in Walpole serves youth between 12 and 18 years old, providing year-round educational and residential services and creating safe and supportive environs. Programs on the Walpole campus provide supportive academic and living settings and diverse levels of service and support.

The educational and residential services at Walpole together provide an environment where students and residents can build self-esteem and grow both academically and socially. There is emphasis on promoting positive social skills, reducing academic and behavioral regression, and providing exercise and fun.

Under the general direction of the VP and AVP of Congregate Care, the Campus Director will plan, direct, oversee and manage the operations and staff within the program. They will collaborate externally with referral sources to ensure a steady flow of eligible clients to their program.

How You Will Be Making A Difference

  • Plan, direct and oversee the activities within the program. Oversee all program staff and provide regular one-on-one supervision to key leadership members. Ensure regular feedback and guidance is provided for employee development and enhanced productivity. Administer the performance evaluations and performance management process. Participate in the selection and termination of staff.

  • Work with VP and AVP to assess, develop and implement program services appropriate to the needs of clients and their families. Ensure services are coordinated and integrated. Regularly evaluate services and implement plans, with measurable outcomes, for continual improvement

  • Establish, maintain and nurture working relationships with community agencies, and federal, state, and local agencies to ensure a steady flow of eligible clients to program.

  • Establish, review and implement program policies and procedures. In consultation with Vice President, continuously consider new processes and initiatives to improve and/or expand services as appropriate.

  • Maintain effective working relationships with agency staff. Leverage the breadth and depth of agency resources available to ensure the successful management of the program. Responsible for compliance with policies of the agency at the program level.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of the annual operating budget for the program. Monitor performance against approved budget allocations, investigate variances, and implement corrective actions as necessary. Communicate with Vice President on issues related to budget or budget requests.

  • Oversee the intake and discharge process and ensure all appropriate paperwork and all data entry is completed and delivered in a timely, efficient manner.

  • Oversee risk management and participate in crisis resolution. Review, approve and process critical incident reports to Quality Management and appropriate staff.

  • Develop and prepare various reports as required, such as program updates and share appropriate feedback with staff.

  • Attend monthly/quarterly meetings and represent program and agency at internal and external meetings. Act as a liaison to providers and community resources.


  • Proven leadership and management experience in a multi-disciplinary setting required

  • Masters Degree in Social Work, Human Services and/or Education preferred

  • Professional license preferred

  • Clinical experience preferred

  • Prior experience in the field of Child Welfare and/or Child Education preferred

  • Knowledge of Child Welfare system with working knowledge of state agencies

  • Computer application skills (e.g. MS Office, SPSS, etc.) required

What The Home Can Offer You

In addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of the youth we serve, The Home for Little Wanderers offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Generous time off including up to 20 days per year for new full-time employees, plus 11 holidays, 5 sick days, and 2 personal days

  • Health and Dental Insurance that is effective immediately upon hire

  • Extensive training to new staff

  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $2,400 per fiscal year

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match

  • Employer paid Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance, plus Basic Life and AD&D Insurance

  • And more!

Valuing Diversity

We are committed to excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion, while simultaneously creating a culture that supports those values. We believe the differences we bring enhance our ability to provide exceptional service and care to diverse children, families, and communities. Moreover, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging align with our values and our mission to help vulnerable children and their families build permanent, positive change.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)